Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop where Laughing Lola has taken center stage to kick off the release of the new Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book & Catalog. If you are hopping here from Karen’s Inky Fingers, welcome…if you are starting here don’t worry we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you will eventually end up right where you started.
Lola was my maternal grandma’s name and I think I fell in love with the paper as soon as I read the name. It actually is a paper with all my favorite colors and I found myself admiring it and not wanting to cut the beautiful papers.
I finally decided that I would make smaller cards (4 1/2 X 4 1/2) because that would allow me to play more with the paper. I chose to use my newest favorite stamp set Paisley Perfect (C1556) and hand color with a blender pen one of the large paisley flairs. The sentiment seems to fit me perfectly…a touch of class and a lot of sass!
I also wanted to showcase the new “M” size stamps in the catalog. I love these eight mini stamps and have so many fun ideas for them. The A True Thank You (M1029) was stamped in black ink and then colored with lagoon ink using the blender pen. I am having a special on these stamps during the month of August so check out my Facebook Page to learn more.
My final card is one of a set of monogrammed stationery for a very special lady in my life, my mother in law. I purchased the “V” stamp – also a mini and priced at just $2.95 I find it to be a fun gift to include with a set of cards.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your walk down the Paper Trail and now you can hop on over to Field’s Finery to see what Lynne has in for you!
I hope you’ll come back in a few weeks and check out my 1,2,3 Craft! page…I’m pretty sure that I’ll still be playing with Lola!